Tackling abortion stigma

IPPF addresses the impact that negative beliefs and attitudes about abortion has on access to, and scale-up of, safe abortion services. Abortion stigma manifests at many levels, from individuals and service providers to communities, institutions, laws and policies, and wider public discourse including the media.

As a global sexual and reproductive health and rights organization, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) works towards a world in which stigma and discrimination have no place. Since 2011 the David & Lucile Packard Foundation supported IPPF to implement a range of initiatives to investigate and address abortion stigma. Find out more about the main activities, outcomes and learning from the first phase of this programme between 2011 and 2013, and the next steps emerging from it.